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Leonard Victor Farrant

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Signatures on the guitar case of Private Tuaine Utanga (47708). Guitar and Case in the collection of the Parnell RSA - This image may be subject to copyright

Signatures on the guitar case of Private Tuaine Utanga (47708). Guitar and Case in the collection of …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard Victor AWMM
  • Surname
    Farrant AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    30124 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 March 1917 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 31 Pollen Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Farrant (mother), 31 Pollen Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Storeman/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 Escaped or evaded capture. Date Interrogated: 14.5.1945. W O Forms completed. AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 4220 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Eunice.

    Signature on the guitar case belonging to Tuaine Utanga (47708). Utanga took a guitar with him on active service, and on the guitar's canvas case there are over 200 signatures of fellow New Zealand soldiers who served with the 30 Battalion and the 24 Battalion between 1941 and 1945. There is also a list on the case of dates and places that suggest that the guitar was taken to the following destinations: No. 3 Platoon, Vickers MM Guns. Trentham, July 5th 1941. Samambula, Fiji, August 21 1941. Namaka, Fiji, September 18 1941. Momi Bay, 2 January 1944. Cuvu (Thoovoo), 20 January 1944. 33 Mile Peg, 24 January 1944. SS President Monroe, Noumea, 7 December 1942. Lambin, New Caledonia, 12 December 1942. Koumac, New Caledonia, 17 December 1942. New Hebrides, 28 August 1943. Guadalcanal, 27 August 1943. Vella Lavella, 25 September 1943. Green Island, 31 January 1944 to 15 February 1944. Nepoui, New Caledonia, 5 June 1944. Noumea Staging, 9 August 1944. Papakura, New Zealand, 17 July 1944. Niue Island, 7 September 1944. Rarotonga, 11 September 1944. Auckland, New Zealand, 19 October 1944. Hobart, Tasmania, 9 January 1945. Maadi, Egypt, 30 January 1945. Advance Base Taranto, 5 March 1945. ? Senica, 12 March 1945. San Severino, 13 March 1945. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 October 2006 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 October 2006 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form - Death notice AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 60 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 October 2006 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of NZ Escapees and Evaders - 1 New Zealand Interrogation Section Book 1, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 (R25405144) AWMM

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